Projects by George Ferguson

CARDIAC: Conversational Agent for Robust Dialogue Interaction and Care

Prototype of a conversational assistant for conducting a simple check-up interview with heart failure patients. Developed with cardiac care practitioners from URMC under the auspices of the UR Center for Future Health. This system grew out of the work with Project HealthDesign (see previous video) and resulted in an NIH-funded study of the feasibility of conversational interfaces for patient care.

Unfortunately I don't have a screencast of this system in action. So I re-purposed some slides from a 2007 AAAI Symposium and added a voiceover.

Ferguson: Core conversational agent behavior; All UI and system design and development using URCS group NLU components; Front-end and back-end Web systems for evaluation.